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Yeovil4Family

Non-profit

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Yeovil4Family was set up in 2011 by churches in Yeovil who had a heart to see the tide of family breakdown turn in our town, to see children who are loved and cared for prosper and family ...

Community & familyPoverty reductionRefugees & minorities
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The Roost at Yeovil4Family - part of Yeovil Community Church.

Task · 2–4 hrs
The GateWay, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil, England BA20 1LF, United Kingdom
Advice & MentoringSocial contactBefriendingSupport work
Community & familyPoverty reductionRefugees & minorities
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Summary

Are you prepared and able to chat and interact with vulnerable adults? Then please read on.

Detailed description

The Roost is a drop-in support service specifically set up for Yeovil’s rough sleepers and homeless community, and we welcome anyone regardless of circumstance, addiction, mental ill-health or any thing else!


We aim to provide a safe place for vulnerable adults (16+) to come and access a wide range of professional support, participate in activities and build relationships. We need volunteers who are caring, proactive and who can confidently speak to people, finding common ground and engaging in a programme of activities, games, music, craft. You will be part of a vibrant community within a pioneering project that's making a positive difference to people's lives.


Impact? You will be helping to give a safe space for vulnerable adults, building relationships and giving them confidence to take control of their own lives.


Volunteers are required on a Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 – 12:00 and/or 12:00 – 15:00.


All volunteers are placed on a rota – you are welcome to commit to helping as often as you like (weekly, every other, monthly, etc…).


Volunteers will be given basic adult safeguarding training and we will need a completed DBS check.


Thank you so much for taking an interest in The Roost and for considering whether you would like to volunteer to help. If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch with Bridget.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

Getting there

You will find The Gateway behind the Honda and Renault showrooms and by Ninesprings Park. Free parking is available at The Gateway.
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About Yeovil4Family

Yeovil4Family was set up in 2011 by churches in Yeovil who had a heart to see the tide of family breakdown turn in our town, to see children who are loved and cared for prosper and family relationships that are constructive instead of destructive and damaging.

During the summer of 2020, Yeovil4Family secured significant additional funding and is, as a result, looking to expand it's reach from Yeovil to across South Somerset, with a view to greatly increasing the number of families it is working with.

Our Link Workers provide family support for activities such as benefits, parenting, housing advise to name a few. We also have Volunteer Family Mentors who provide one-to-one listening support in the home for one hour a week. We are here to ‘help families to help themselves’. To do this Mentors are trained to work with the family by listening to them in a non-judgemental way and helping them gain the support they need to make changes, find solutions to their challenges and bring new hope into their lives.

Yeovil4Family work with all types of clients regardless of faith, gender, race, disability, marital status, social class, age or sexual preference. All people come in different shapes and sizes, with different experiences, achievements and struggles.